More than half of young people become homeless because of a relationship breakdown, mainly with their parents. A third of the people at Centrepoint; a charity for young homeless people, have a mental health problem and over a quarter of them are also known to
Vulnerable Populations Anamarie Donegan BSHS/302 March 21, 2011 Monique Foster Vulnerable Populations There are many different populations in society today. Many of these populations face more challenges than others. One such population is the homeless population. “There are 671,859 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States” (National Alliance to End Homelessness). In this paper, the topic of discussion will be the vulnerable state of homeless people and how critical thinking is used to identify the causes of problems or issues for this population.
This causes thousands of people to become homeless and displaced. Also, not every household had flood insurance, so then FEMA stepped in to assist these people. This process of FEMA stepping in to help people in need of emergency help is very expensive. Government funds are used to give people mobile homes to live in and money to help fix their destroyed homes. Insurance companies were pounded after the storm with many insurance claims due to all the flooding and wind damage.
The Great Depression of 1930 took on many different faces. To many Americans, it proved to be an intense time of uncertainty, which reeked emotional and physical havoc in many lives. The unbearable circumstances these families faced were like none other in our nation’s history. Desperation, fear and, even death, became an ever present trouble in many American lives. Millions of people lost their jobs during these tragic times, and left their homes in pursuit of securing work, but most fell short.
Once the individual reaches eighteen, they are considered an adult and are almost immediately discharged from their family. Having no way to support themselves financially, they become homeless within the year. California, Texas, and Florida have the highest numbers of “discharged” homeless foster children. For the rest of the unaccompanied homeless youth population, there are far more and greater causes of their suffering. Escaping abuse, whether it be physical, emotional, or sexual,
Homelessness in America SOC120 Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility According to the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, there are about 3.5 million people in the USA that will experience homelessness in a given year. Many different people experience homelessness for different reason. There are many different factors that can make someone end up being homeless such as; losing one’s job, not being able to afford or pay housing, substance abuse, domestic violence, mental illness, lack of health care and people living in poverty. There are three different stages of homelessness; Episodic- people who go in and out of shelters, use shelter when they cannot afford housing seasonally users. Transitional- people who become homeless dues to a life changing event such
Death caused by major incidents can leave an individual emotionally afflicted. By this the person has lost a family member such as mother, father, sisters, etc. In some cases even a whole family. In the case of 9/11 many children and teenagers had lost there parents in the incident which left them as orphans and emotionally distressed. 2) Effects on rescue workers A condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can leave a rescue worker physically and mentally ill.
Through recent research and examination of different areas in our nation researchers explored the domains of material , physical and mental health and safety wellbeing of homeless people life chances that has increased for many individuals young and old through different pathways . However through living in shelters and living in poverty neighborhoods homeless people still are still neglected by services and labeled, and families and their children are limited to access the
You can see many homeless people everywhere in America. The most recently available national data on homelessness states: “There are 633,782 people were experiencing homelessness in January 2012” (The State of Homelessness in America 2013). It means about 20 homeless people per 10,000 people in general population. A majority of persons identified as homeless were staying in emergency shelters or transitional housing, but 38% were unsheltered. According surveys, I think high unemployment rate and low employment rate, mental illness and domestic violence can cause people becoming homeless in America.
In order to reduce this problem we can give the homeless and the unfortunate a sanitary place to stay. We already have lots of people who die from diseases and thus we don’t need to lose more people because of our government lack of care for the homeless. Every day there’s a crime committed against homeless people. Did you that Sixty-eight percent out of 137 people have been a victim of a violent attack since they've became homeless. Some solutions that we have is to shoot all the homeless people but that would be a bad solution because we would be